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NEWS 12-09-2016

News workshop

Registration Now Open

Registration for the various PLUNC workshops are now open. To apply please send an email to stating the workshop name and sending a short bio. The number of places is limited and the selection is made by order of registration.

PLUNC workshops are essentially hands-on and address some of the themes that will be discussed during the 4 days of the festival. Recomposing the Web: Writing Software to Investigate Software by Ben Grosser is inspired by net art works, tactical media and hacktivism in order to deconstruct the web and understand the impact of software in our lives. James Auger brings us a speculative design workshop Rethinking Smart questioning the role that designers can play in order to address the complex societal problems that face us, beyond basic smart products. Through Circa Diem, Filipa Tomaz proposes the design, programming and assembly of a set of dioramas that reflect a narrative in the landscape. This workshop also exists in a version for families with the construction of interactive postals and pop-ups. Finally Antonio Quiroga Waldthaler presents a workshop on media archaeology in From e-Waste to Sound Device, transforming electronic waste and obsolete equipment into sound objects and culminating in a sound performance in one of the festival nights.

More information about the workshops, locals and schedule can be found here.


From a total of 45 submissions from all over the world, 9 projects were selected to be a part of PLUNC festival's second edition.

  • Artica Underwater Assisted Performance | Artica CC (Portugal)

  • Artificial Mesmerism | Thomas Grogan (United Kingdom)

  • Captcha-T | anaa colectivo (Portugal)

  • From e-Waste to Sound Device | Antonio Quiroga Waldthaler (United Kingdom)

  • Home is where your heart is | Nuno Correia (Portugal)

  • scan.0 | Monica Vlad (Austria/Romania)

  • Sea Battle | Tiago Rorke e Maurício Martins (Portugal)

  • Tracing You | Ben Grosser (USA)

  • Transiconmorphosis | Emilio Vavarella (USA/Italy) e Fito Segrera (Colombia)

We want to thank everyone who submitted to our OPEN CALL.

NEWS 04-07-2016

News portrait on the fly

Christa Sommerer e
Laurent Mignonneau

With internationally recognized work in the field of interactive art, artists Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are the first names to be confirmed for the 2nd edition of PLUNC - Digital Arts and NewMedia Festival, to be held from 29 September to 2 October 2016.

The couple of artists is well-known for their pioneering work in the use of natural and intuitive interfaces with application of scientific principles, such as artificial life. Four of these works will be shown in the 2nd edition of PLUNC: Portrait on the Fly, The Value of Art, Eau de Jardin, and Phototropy.

Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau began their artistic partnership in 1992. Their work has received several international awards and has been presented in more than 250 exhibitions around the world. Currently, Sommererand Mignonneau are professors at the University of Art and Design Linz, Austria.

More information about the couple of artists:


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